Merlin the magician

We recently acquired two new Border Collie puppies to join our remaining (and ageing) Setter.   They are now four months old.  As part of our daily routine, we wipe the puppies’ paws at the end of their walks before they go back into the house.  I suspect this is a common activity for many dog owners.  One of the puppies, Merlin, this morning offered his paw for the first time.  That’s the magic.